Southwest Guilford 81, Northwest Guilford 69
(Courtesy of Southwest Guilford assistant coach Greg Vlazny)
The Cowboys hit the road for a heavy weight bout against conference foe Northwest Guilford. Both teams came into tonight’s tilt unbeaten in conference play.
The Vikings came into tonight having won 5 in a row, and the Cowboys were still perfect on the year. The gym was near capacity to see this matchup and it did not disappoint.
The teens traded baskets with Northwest taking an early 5-2 lead. Southwest responded with a quick 7–0 spurt of their own to go up 9–5 at 3:30 mark. The Vikings fought back by closing out the quarter on a 6-2 run of their own to end the frame with it 11 apiece.
The second-quarter was a back-and-forth dog fight with neither team able to stop the other as the baskets came in flurries. The lead changed 4 times in first 4 minutes of the quarter. The Cowboys took a 26-24 lead at the 3:00 mark, and then slowly built on it until the margin was at its peak of the half at 32-24. But the Vikings once again responded with made 3 point baskets to make it a three point ball game until an executed set for a deep 3 by the Cowboys just before the buzzer put the tally at 38-32 going into the break.
The third quarter was more dog fight. The defenses for both teams forced turnovers and neither team really got into a flow offensively. Despite that, every time the Vikings got closer, Southwest responded to a dead even frame to keep the margin the same at 51-45.
In the final stanza of this battle, the Cowboys started to assert themselves on both sides of the ball as they pushed the lead out. Southwest maintained a margin around 10. The lead peaked at 70-55 with 2:47 to play. The Vikings would not go out quietly as a flurry of baskets as the game closed out cut the final tally to 81-69.
Southwest remains unbeaten on the year and atop the Piedmont Triad 4A conference.
Northwest was led by Jalen Gore with 17. Southwest was led by Kaymon Mitchell (24, 5 Rebs, 2 Asts), Keyshaun Langley (19, 3 Rebs, 3 Asts), and Kameron Langley’s near triple double of 14, 9 Rebs, 8 Asts.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Northwest 11 21 13 24 69 Southwest 11 27 13 30 81
Northwest (13-3, 3-1)
Jalen Spicer 7
Tre Turner 14
Thomas Hennigan 16
Riley Edwards 9
Jalen Gore 17
David Funderburg 4
Reggie Davis 2
Southwest (18-0, 4-0)
Keyshaun Langley 19
Orlando Smith 8, 4 Rebs
Kobe Langley 8, 4 Asts, 2 Rebs, Stl
Kameron Langley 14
Cooper Cunningham 6, 2 Rebs
Andre Jones 2
Kaymon Mitchell 24
Northwest Game Report
SOUTHWEST GUILFORD 81
NORTHWEST GUILFORD 69
–Northwest Guilford was unable to overcome a cold shooting night versus Southwest Guilford as the Cowboys won a tough matchup between previously undefeated conference foes. The Cowboys’ effort on the glass and at the free throw line proved to be the difference in the game. The Vikings amassed 21 assists on 26 made field goals but the Cowboys shot 58% from the field and shot 75% from the free throw line.
–Jaylen Gore led Northwest with 17 points and 7 assists while Thomas Hennigan finished with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Tre Turner contributed 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists for Northwest. The Vikings got 7 points, 8 assists, and 3 steals from Jalen Spicer.
–Kaymon Mitchell led Southwest with 24 points. Keyshaun Langley and Kameron Langley scored 19 and 14 points respectively for the Cowboys.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final SOUTHWEST GUILFORD 11 27 13 30 81 NORTHWEST GUILFORD 11 21 13 24 69
SOUTHWEST 18-0; 4-0: Kaymon Mitchell 24; Keyshaun Langley 19; Kameron Langley 14;Orlando Smith 8; Kobe
Langley 8; Cooper Cunningham 6; Andre Jones 2
NORTHWEST GUILFORD 13-3; 3-1: Jaylen Gore 17; Thomas Hennigan 16; Tre Turner 14; Riley Edwards 9; Jalen Spicer 7; David Funderburg 4; Reggie Davis 2;
Submitted by: Northwest Coaching Staff
Photos by Andy Gore